As physical therapists we take on a personal relationship with many of our patients. One very special patient, James, wanted to share his story. His courage and determination is an inspiration to everyone. To James, thank you so much for telling your story.
Letter from James:
I was a patient at Northern Physical Therapy back in 2010 after I broke my leg in two places, my hip in five places, and my tailbone, due to a motorcycle accident on June 27, 2010. I still have a titanium rod and screws in my leg.
I came to therapy in a wheelchair and it was a hard job trying to get back on my feet again. I started out rough but with the help of Susan Roemer, my physical therapist at NPT, I bounced back. Susan worked with me and gave me encouragement along the way. There were four reasons to get back on my feet again, and they were my wife and three children.
Susan and I gearing up for the race.
We achieved our goal on April 15, 2012, in just over 3 hours.
I am writing this because if you think you can not overcome something, you are wrong. I set goals for myself and achieved them, and some say I went beyond that. I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do it, and you can too.
So, THANK YOU NPT, for getting me back on my feet!